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and forth, the state's allowed to use a federal database to remove noncitizens from the voter rolls. critics say this process targets poor and minority voters. but florida's governor says it's going to help improve the election process. john zarrella reporting from miami. >> reporter: for months state of florida wrangling with the federal government over access to a federal database. now this federal database has lists of people who are in the country legally but not eligible to vote. well, over the weekend, florida and the department of homeland security finally arrived at an agreement which will allow florida access to that database so that it can go through and look for people in the state who probably shouldn't be on the voter rolls. now, governor rick scott said this morning on cnn that this was, in fact, an important step. >> i don't know anybody, any supervisor of election or anybody in the state thinks nonu.s. citizens ought to be voting our races. it's good for all of the citizens. >> reporter: officials will have to be trained on exactly how to use that database, how to go through
's nomination, how far will he go to win the white house? will ferrell and zach galifianakis are with us like to talk about their new movie. wolf blitszer is off. i'm joe johns. you're in "the situation room." >>> right now mitt romney's on his way home from an overseas trip his campaign is calling a great success even though it generated embarrassing headlines at every stop. latest came today in poland when one of romney's top aides cursed at reporters asking questions. one of them was our jim acosta, who joins us from warsaw. jim, what happened today that the romney team sounds upbeat despite all that's been going on? >> reporter: well, joe, a senior romney advisor told reporters here in warsaw that mistakes do happen out on the campaign trail. but when asked what mistakes were made on this overseas trip, that advisor couldn't name any. instead the campaign says the world got to hear from a candidate who they say speaks from the heart. it's the image mitt romney has wanted voters to see for the last week. the gop contender walking tall on the world stage here visiting poland's tomb of the u
's ed lavandera is in aurora for us. ed, what do we know about this package? >> reporter: well, we're still trying to gather information on what exactly is inside that package, wolf. but as you mentioned that law enforcement official telling cnn that on monday police and fbi discovered a package that was apparent apparently sent by james holmes, the 24-year-old suspected gunman. now it's unclear obviously if this package was indeed sent by him, it was clearly sent before he was taken into custody. it arrived at some point on monday at the university mail room. we've also been told by hospital officials over the last couple of days this is something we've been monitoring for some time that there were two packages that were suspicious and were being looked into, one found in the mail room and also one that was actually delivered to a university professor. so we've been trying to nail down more information on this. and we'll continue to do so, wolf. >> what's the university of colorado saying about all of this, ed? >> reporter: well, now that the details have come out that this packag
. well, you know, advertising a word mark zuckerberg would not have used when he first described facebook. here's what he said to investors. earlier this year. quote, facebook was not originally founded to be a company. we've always cared primarily about our social mission. well, the company's mission now is to make money off of you and its 955 million users. it has to make money. that's just the reality of it. now you're a public company. how does it plan to do that? here's a couple things they're planning to do supposedly. there's a rumored want button. there's a like button on facebook now if you like something. the want button lets you tell your friends what you'd like them to buy for you. maybe it's a wedding or baby registry thing. it's supposed to link you to spending money. there's also a new service called facebook exchange which tracks what you do on the remember and shows you ads when you go back on facebook based on where you have been. according to bloomberg, facebook is also working on a cell phone to try to make money from people on their cell phones which has been a real i
this morning. people tell us it will take maybe 90 seconds to less than five minutes in front of the judge. he will then set a date for the next hearing. as we continue to follow the story here from aurora, colorado. cnn newsroom begins right now. >> thank you, soledad. happening right now in the newsroom, unprecedented penalties. the ncaa hitting penn state right now with a huge fine. we will soon learn of the pe penalties that await the university. >>> shooter james holmes a in court in just a few hours, using a secret underground tunnel to go before the judge. this morning we're learning more about holmes' past and what police found in his apartment. >>> jackson mystery. michael's mother katherine reported missing this weekend tells police in arizona that she is fine. the grandkids that have lived with her wondering where she is. a missing persons report was even filed. inside this really strange and bizarre story, straight ahead. >>> and power right in your wallet. a new iphone charger the size of a credit card saves you when you run out of juice. we'll show it to you in 20 minutes. "newsr
'malley and teri branstad and bob mcdonnell also here. we're going to talk to former u.s. olympian, dara torres, it's friday the 13th and "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody, breaking news to start "starting point" this morning, a story developing as well. jp morgan chase is releases earnings and disclosing they lost $5 billion in a monumental trading blunder. we're digging through the numbers. christine romans will update you on what that earnings report means straight ahead. >>> also, more controversy over the uniforms for the united states olympic team. when they walk no london's olympic stadium, they are going to be wearing ralph lauren, red, white and blue ensemble made entirely in china. lawmakers are outraged for outsourcing the clothing. alina cho joins us with more on that. >> there's rare bipartisan backlash on capitol hill about this. good morning, everything in the uniform from the beret to the blazer and shoes made in china. they are made by american designer ralph lauren as soledad said and they are just for the opening and closing ceremonies, recently i got an o
and refrigerators and other items and they see it as, well, this president is actually doing something for us, and he is getting the votes. >> a trade off, too, because the people who are given the homes, they criticize the government, they take them away. >> well, the writing is on the wall, and every time we see one of the live shows in which the president gives away the houses, you see the people saying all of the most beautiful things that you can think of, and chavez is my commander, and he's my benefactor and so good for the people and so good, but not once have i seen anybody say anything wrong about chavez, and that tells you a lot. >> and he also recently awarded an apartment to a woman who became his 3 millionth twitter follower, and he is a big twitter follower. >> yes, he is wildly popular and the message is getting through to twitter again, and he did this, and he is rewarding somebody for being the 3 millionth follower. >> can you imagine if president obama or mitt romney were giving away homes on live television? >> no. >> thank you, miguel. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.co
with us. and thank you for being with us, everyone. i give up. sending it to wolf blitzer. wolf? >> ashleigh, thanks very much. >>> happening now, president obama and mitt romney are locked in a dead heat right now. when it comes to battleground voters, the numbers aren't so close. the brand new cnn orc polls are just in. we're breaking them down for you. standby. >>> also millions still without power, baking in record heat in washington, d.c., in the mid-atlantic, days after being clobbered by a deadly monster storm. is there any relief in sight? >>> and an american grad student fights for his life after being violently mauled by two chimps in south africa. ahead, the horrifying details of the attack. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." these numbers just coming in. let's go to the battle for the white house. a brand new cnn o.r.c. poll is just being released right now. take a look at just how tight the race is. among registered voters nationally, nationally. 49% say they are for president obama versus 46% for mitt romney. that's with a 2.5% samplining err error.
right to the ridiculist. that does it for us. "early start" starts right now. >>> breaking news. fire raging. right now after a freight train crashes in columbus, ohio. >>> repealing health care. the house votes in a matter of hours. but it won't make much of a difference. >>> hot pursuit. a police chase ending in dramatic fashion. that suspect's car plunging off of the freeway. and you will not believe what he said his reason for doing this was. you'll find out all about it in a moment. it's right at the top of the hour. good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start." nice to have you with us. i'm ashleigh banfield. >> i'm ali velshi. zi r zoraida sambolin is off today. >>> we begin with breaking news. hazmat crews at the scene of this spectacular fire. it's raging in ohio right now after a train that was pulling several tankers derailed just before 2:00 this morning eastern time. this was an accident that happened in the north end of columbus. flames can be seen apparently for miles. witnesses reporting in that they could see this a long way off. christine romans has been monitori
wolf blitzer who never takes a day off and always checks his blackberry. thanks for being with us. >>> ashley, thanks very much. happening now. >> they said it was a tax, didn't they? it's a tax. of course. >> mitt romney boldly contradicting a top advisor firmly stating his position on the landmark supreme court ruling upholding president obama's health care law. is his campaign message back on track? or did he give democrats a new line of attack? >>> plus, an unimaginable crisis unfolding right now in west virginia. hundreds of thousands of storm victims already dealing with no power, now many of them are dealing with no food. we're live on the ground to find out what's being done. >>> and a state lawmaker accidentally undermining her party and her principles with the press of a button. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> first to a dramatic moment on the campaign trail. the presumptive republican presidential nominee, mitt romney, firmly stating his position on the u.s. supreme court's historic ruling up hodding obama care and directly contradicting what his t
labott is joining us live with the very latest. bulgarians are of course investigating. i'm sure the israelis are as well. first of all, what are the bulgarians saying? >> reporter: well, wolf, forensic investigators on the scene. it's all very preliminary at this point, but they're saying that this was caused by a bus bomb already placed inside the bus. that's really all they know, but they're not ruling anything out. they say it's possibly a terrorist attack. obviously the israelis saying they're sure of it. but bulgarians not ruling anything in, not ruling anything out at this point, wolf. >> didn't take very long for the prime minister of israel, benjamin netanyahu to directly blame iran for this attack. >> reporter: that's right. a short time ago prime minister netanyahu, wolf, put out a statement saying all signs are leading to iran, his defense minister just spoke to reporters a short time ago. let's take a listen to what he said. >> this is clearly a terrorist attack initiated by hezbollah, hamas, jihad or any other group under the terror of iran or other radical muslim g
question ] >> well, no -- nobody from the aurora police department has attempted to contact us for any purpose. so presently nobody is asking for assistance. additionally, at that time, there were other authorities here locally who we were talking to. [ inaudible question ] >> i didn't see the box. so i don't know. [ inaudible question ] >> i don't understand the question. i'm a lawyer. objection, vague. do i know the prosecutor? not personally, no. >> you've done work in colorado? >> i've done work in colorado, but in the federal system. [ inaudible question ] >> we've been told that's highly likely that that's going to happen. >> how concerned are you? >> everyone is concerned. [ inaudible statement ] >> well, nobody told me that. from what i know about the laws in colorado. it is a death penalty state. obviously it's going to be murder one. and that's when someone can be facing the death penalty. i actually am in communication with them as well. >> i have concern for their safety. [ inaudible question ] >> we vice presidehaven't reallt far because at this time no formal charges have
, 27 years old. followed the footsteps of his grandfather and father. he enlisted in the u.s. navy and in the first posting there in colorado. he's from crystal lake, illinois. you see this photo there, charming man. big smile on him. we spoke to his father last week, scott larimer who was just devastated. the family is still trying to make sense of his death. his body was flown back to crystal lake, illinois. you see it. there crowds lining up and down the boulevard to receive him. just a very sad day for a lot of people. jessica ghawi, we're peeking into her life memorial. the service for her, of course, was sort of the quintessential face of this shooting right there. she goes by jessica redfield in her aspiring sports broadcast career. this is a live look at her funeral service there. just a short time ago. that's, of course, in san antonio, texas. just a short time ago one of her broadcast colleagues remembering sort of embarrassing story about when jessica first started saying she forgot to put her microphone on one of the first times she's on air. some of the things we all f
-- you say goodbye and i say hello. thanks so much for joining us. i'm tom foreman. "anderson cooper 360" starts right now. >>> tom, thanks very much. good evening, everyone. we have breaking news about congressman jesse jackson jr. who hasn't been seen in weeks. there is word tonight after more than a month of utter silence about congressman jesse jackson jr.'s medical condition, there's been a lot of rumors as well as reporting that's just flat-out wrong about what's been going on with the congressman. tonight, his doctor says he's being treated for what's described as a mood disorder. our kate baldwin is bourque working her sources. we're going to try to get to the bottom of this. it's very unusual for a sitting member of congress to disappear for weeks without any explan in addition. but before we get to that, we have a 360 exclusive. now, for months, as you know, we've been covering the investigation into the fast and furious gun running operation. tonight, the mother and cousin of slain border patrol agent brian terry, the man you see right there, who was killed in connection with
may >>> "early start" begins now. >>> a big letdown in london, the favorite u.s. men's gymnastic team falters. >>> blood on the beach -- a shark attacks a swimmer off cape cod. >>> and mitt romney in poland, can he salvage what's been a tough trip with a spaech about an hour from now in warsaw? >>> good morning, welcome to early start, i'm zoraida sambolin. >> and i'm john berman, it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. a community rallies behind a couple that was barred from getting married in mississippi just because of their race, we reported this yesterday and i still can't believe it. >> an interesting outcome. this may be good news. >>> plus, a school district that pays struggling students to go to summer school. talk about outrage. we're going to chat about that this morning. >> we're going to begin with the olympics and the night that was filled with so much promise and ended in so much disappointment for the u.s. men's gymnastics team after finishing first in the trials, they entered the finals last night as favorites. but a fall on the floor, two costly errors in the pommel horse and a
's disappointing overall and even more troubling for african-americans. plus, a u.s. veteran who lost both legs in iraq now embroiled in a rather nasty house race against an incumbent who first suggested she's not a true war hero. tammy duckworth is here in "the situation room" to respond. >>> also, a millionaire's apparent suicide just seconds after he's convicted of arson. what may have caused this shocking end to a life seemingly spinning out of control? >>> and great white shark spottings heightened. fears along the cape cod area. our own brian todd is on a boat with experts trying to track them down. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> right now a disappointing jobs report kicks off day two of president obama's bus tour into overdrive and arms his opponent, mitt romney, with new political ammunition to use against him. look at this. unemployment is stuck at 8.2%. and only 80,000 jobs added in june. the numbers are even worse when you look at minorities. we're covering all sides of this dramatic political story. our own dan lothian and dana bash, they are both standing by
and from angie's list, angie hicks and congressman elijah cummings will be joining us. "starting point" begins right now. >> welcome, we start with breaking news this morning, word of a suspicious item being investigated. it was found under a parked car near the u.s. embassy in oslo, norway. we're going to bring you more information as it becomes available to us. but we're told right now that they are investigating what they are calling a suspicious item, no better description than the word item right now it is being investigated. we know it was under a car and that's about it. we'll continue to follow this for more information on that. a wild day in london from extreme disappoint to a golden moment for an american teenager, we start though with a 16-year-old chinese swimmer who did one lap faster than ryan lochte. it's raising doping suspicions. atika schubert is live in london. >> reporter: it was an incredible performance, she basically won at the 400 meter individual medley with stunning speed. she was literally for the last 50 meters faster than the u.s. gold winner in the same ev
cnn.com/justice for more on the story. thanks for starting your morning with us. we have more ahead on "cnn saturday morning," which starts right now. >>> shopping with your credit card today? soon, you might have to pay more per swipe. the $7 billion credit card company settlement is a victory for retailers. but itould be a loss for you. plus, a wave of homicides hit u.s. cities. chicago compared to afghanistan. a spade of shootings rattle new york. all morning, we put murder in america in focus. >>> later, an incredible story of survival. a month in the desert. no food, no supplies. how a man was rescued hours from death. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. it is 7:00 on the east coast. thanks for starting your morning with us. we start with the massive credit card settlement that could mean more fees for you at home. here's the deal. visa, mastercard and some of the biggest banks agreed to a $7.25 billion settlement with retailers. the lawsuit centers around credit card swipe fees. we all know about those. credit card companies were fixing the price on the fees. it drops
. activists say at least 71 people have been killed around that country today alone. >>> back in the u.s., the country is still sweltering under extreme heat and drought conditions. according to statistics released by the national oceanic and atmosphere administration, almost 64% of the country is experiencing moderate or worse drought conditions and it's remained largely unchanged from last week. areas suffering from extreme drought jumped from 13.5% to 20.5%. and 55% of the nation's pastures and rangeland are also in very poor condition. the effect of the extreme heat will soon take its toll on our wallets with corn and other ops withering and dying in the heat, food prices are expected to shoot up. emily schmidt has the details. >> reporter: in a rural corner of maryland, it is the right place at the wrong time to live off the land. >> sunnyside road, yeah. it's been sunnyside too much this year. >> too much sun, too little rain for too long. tommy bowls' crops are the worst he's had in 25 years of farming. have you ever seen anything worse than this? >> i've never seen anything. i've
kidnapped in that area this year. elise labott has been following the developments for us from jordan. she joins us by phone. elise, what is different would you say about this kidnapping compared to the others that we've reported on before? >> reporter: well, randi, in the past a lot of these kidnappings were about money. a lot of them were trying to make a little extra money. what they would do is kidnap americans or other westerners for ransom. and a short period of time they were released. this time they have some very specific demands. they have some relatives detained recently in alexandra on drug charges and they want them released in exchange for releasing these americans. >> so will the state department, will anybody in the u.s. government negotiate with them? >> reporter: well, that's not really u.s. policy, randi, to negotiate with kidnappers or terrorists. and also this is about egyptian law. the egyptian authorities are working on this issue with trying to negotiate the release, not really clear whether they would let these relatives go. but the u.s. is really leaving it in the
. >> and it sounds very much to us like that is the man who owned the home. we can't independently verify that because this was shot by the neighbor. the media was not allowed in. this is remarkable video. this is the first time we are seeing the damage first-hand as the families go back to the area. jim spellman is in colorado springs. we will talk to him later on about this. everything that is happening in just a little while, 5:30 eastern time. >>> heat as well as gusty winds are an issue for firefighters battling the wildfires near colorado springs. the weather conditions have kept some from going to see the conditions. for the one whose are going back fire officials are warning them to stay vigilant. >> as you repopulate these areas you will see smoke. you will not see the firefighters but they are there. >> the waldo canyon fire has destroyed nearly 350 homes and burned more than 1,700 acres. >>> temperatures rising and power lines down around much of the northeast. >> powers out. anything goes. >> i guess a light moment in what could be a very serious situation for people suffering
own in this race for the white house. jim acosta is joining us from boston right now. what's going on on this day as far as the republican presidential candidate, jim, is concerned? >> reporter: wolf, the back and forth in this campaign right now is all about four words the president said nearly a week ago, the words you didn't build that. the comment has the romney campaign building a new line of attack that is resonating with republicans. republicans hope it's a sign mitt romney is back in business. >> when the president said that, if you got a business, you didn't build it, come here and talk to brian. and you'll learn that in fact he did build this business. >> i take umbrage at the suggestion that people don't start and build businesses. >> now, i'm know some people that think what the president said was just a gaffe. it wasn't a gaffe. it was instead his ideology. >> reporter: on a day he was expected to stay behind closed doors, he was at a truck repair company near his boston headquarters to keep hammering a comment made by the president last friday. >> if you got a busines
with us now from sandusky, ohio. you are off the bus, officially, and now we can see your smiling face. >> that's right. i'm on firm ground. >> good to know, terafirma. so give me the lay of the land. this is stop number two of four in ohio? >> reporter: right. this is stop number two, and the president will be arriving here about, i'd say, within the hour, we should be hearing from the president. it's also a big ice cream social here. and we expect to hear more of what the president said in his last stop, which was about an hour away from here, where his focus really was on the economy and what his administration has done to, as he puts it, pull the economy back from the cliff. the president realizing and letting his supporters know that the situation is still not great, but it's much better than when he first came into office. and what's important about this region is that they've lost a lot of manufacturing jobs over the past few years. obviously, the auto industry is big in this region, gm and chrysler, at providing jobs for folks. and the last town that we just came from. and they
be standing in front of hawaii or tahiti. a very nice job. thank you for reporting for us. >>> the u.s. has given afghanistan a gift only a few other countries have, ally status. secretary of state hillary clinton made the announcement during an unannounced visit to kabul. the ally status gives afghanistan access to u.s. defense resources and training, ahead of the 2014 u.s. troop withdrawal. clinton says the designation is aimed at keeping afghanistan secure for the long term. >> our strategic partnership agreement is not aimed at any other country. our goal is to work with the region and the international community to strengthen afghanistan's institutions so that the transition is successful and the afghan people themselves can take responsibility and the future of afghanistan will be safer and more secure. >> mrs. clinton now heads to a donor meeting in tokyo to gather financial support for afghanistan. >>> now to syria, where the violence is spreading beyond the border. two rocket propelled grenades fired from syria slammed into a lebanese border town. two syrian refugees were killed an
sources. she'll join us shortly. we're going to try to get to the bottom of this. it's very unusual for a sitting member of congress to disappear for weeks without any explanation. but before we get to that, we have a 360 exclusive. now, for months, as you know, we've been covering the investigation into the fast and furious gun-running operation. tonight, the mother and cousin of slain border patrol agent brian terry, the man you see right there, who was killed in connection with the gun running operation, they are speaking out on this program. speaking out for the first time since the indictments were unsealed on monday, charging five people in the shootout that resulted in the death of agent terry. the shootout, which happened in december of 2010. now, two guns were found at the scene of terry's murder. guns that months earlier, the u.s. government allegedly knew and allowed to be bought by known criminals. four of the five men charged in agent terry's murder are still at large, presumably in mexico. we have pictures of three of them. federal authorities are offering up to $1 mil
called it justice by its name. for every one of us, a particular person comes to mind. someone who set a standard of conduct and made us better by their example. for me, that man is my father, george romney. it wasn't just that my dad helped right the civil rights provision for the massachusetts, he helped create michigan's first civil rights commission or that as governor he marched for civil rights on the streets of detroit, though he did those things, too. more than these acts, he was the kind of man he was and the way he dealt with every person, black or white. he was a man of the fairest instincts and a man of faith who knew that every person was a child of god. [ applause ] i'm grateful to him for so many things and, above all, for the knowledge of god whose ways are not always our ways but whose justice is certain and whose mercy endures forever. every good cause on this earth relies in the end on a plan bigger than ours without dependence on god, dr. king said, our efforts turn to ashes and our sun rises in the darkest night. we find only what called cures that don't cure, bles
under water with sir richard branson. also joining us, the original karate kid, ralph macchio and jada pinkett smith and her daughter willow joins us. "starting point" begins right now. >>> the fbi is now launching a criminal investigation working with authorities overseas to find out how sewing needles ended up in four sandwiches on delta airlines flights. they were found on four different flights, all coming to the united states out of amsterdam. one passenger was injured but declined medical treatment. brings us to sandra endo joining us from d.c. what do authorities know so far? >> good morning, soledad, right now there's a full blown investigation into this matter and the fbi and local authorities in the netherlands are trying to find out how the needles got into those turkey sandwiches. a delta spokesperson says the needles were found in sandwiches in flights from amsterdam to minneapolis and seattle and two flights to atlanta. two of the needles were found by passengers and one was discovered by an air marshall when delta found out about the needles in the food, the air
's murder. guns that months earlier, the u.s. government allegedly knew and allowed to be bought by known criminals. four of the five men charged in agent terry's murder are still at large, presumably in mexico. we have pictures of three of them. federal authorities are offering up to $1 million for information leading up to their arrest. again, brian terry's mother and cousin join us exclusively in just a moment. but first, keeping them honest. there's question about why the justice department waited eight months to go public with the charges. >> i applaud what they're doing, but i condemn the timing. it's very clear that the timing has everything to do with the house of representatives holding eric holder in contempt. >> congressman issa went on to call monday's announcement another example, quote, of using politics over good policy. we asked jeffrey toobin about the time of -- timing of this, a former prosecutor. he said an eight-month gap between indictment and press conference is unusual, but jeff said there may be good reasons to keep indictments sealed that long, such as the one la
away from the election. and joining us this morning is senator dick durbin. i want to put the gdpp fod -- g figures the gross domestic product figure, because it has been up, but not to the point where it can bring down unemployment. that is a 3% growth rate, but we have a 1.5% in the last quarter. no president in modern history has beeen re-elected with these kinds of numbers and what is your concern? >> well, ki say this, more than 26 straight months of private sector job creation, and many of the jobs that we have lost in the public sector the president has appealed to congress to help him to make sure that there are firefighters and teachers and we have had no cooperation from the republicans, because they are determined to keep the unemployment numbers low. >> you know how this works -- >> well, the president accepts responsibility, but he also believes we are on the right track and returning to the economic policies of the bush administration which romney endorses would plunge us back into a recession situation where we are giving tax breaks to the wealthiest in america and seein
or not race played a role. want to get right to it. u.s. military judge held a hearing at ft. hood, texas, today a few weeks before the court-martial begins for major nadal hassan. hassan, he is the army psychiatrist who went on a shooting rampage in -- back in 2009. he is accused of killing 13 people, all but one of them fellow soldiers. he also wounded 29 others. now attorneys today discussed the makeup of his military jury which has not yet been convened. hassan's murder trial is set to begin august 20th. >>> florida a&m university now looking for a new president. the school's board of directors going to hold a meeting today on -- rather monday. president james eamons announced his resignation yesterday. he stepped down more than seven months after a student was beaten to death. robert champion. he was a drum major. he died during an apparent hazing incident on a bus last year. 14 suspects have been charged in the case. >>> about two hours, penn state will respond to a scathing internal report on the school's handling of the sexual abuse allegations against assistant coach jerry sandus
. >> that is awesome. it's caught on camera. i'm ashleigh banfield. it's nice to have you with us every morning. it's 5:00 a.m. on the east coast. let's get started with this. go vote for someone else. how about that for a campaign pitch. fighting words for mitt romney after a pretty rough reception at the naacp convention. it was a tough sell to begin with though anyway. governor romney's really trying to convince african-americans that they'd be better served with him in the white house than with president obama. president obama has about 95ish percent support among african-americans. he misstepped when he referred to the president's health carrey forms as obama care. >> i'm going to eliminate every non-essential expensive program i can find, that includes obama care, and i'm going to work to reform and save -- >> yeah, those are the sound of boos. you might say ouch or maybe not. romney is getting beat up by naacp. listen to the president of the washington, d.c., branch describe that chorus of boos. >> he literally came to our house and attacked the issues that are important to us on our turf. >> an
" begins right now. >>> and good morning to you. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for being with us today. we begin this hour with the western wildfires, growing in size and claiming more lives. so far, 1.9 million acres have burned. that's equivalent to an incredible 3,000 square miles. to give you an idea of just how huge that is, it's roughly the size of delaware and rhode island combined. and then there's the human toll. two crew members are confirmed dead in the weekend crash of an air tanker in south dakota. cnn affiliates say two other firefighters aboard that c-130 were also killed. one family member spoke to wbtv just before the doomed flight. >> it's very exciting. i mean, you know, adrenalin is flowing. we're ready to go. hopefully when we get there, we'll be ready to go right when we get there. if they need us to start dropping today, we can start helping out. watching the news and seeing everything that's going on out there, and so we have just been waiting for the call. as soon as we got it, we're ready to go. we're all experienced so we have been through it before. bu
to "early start." we're very happy you're with us this morning. >>> also coming up today, a doping scandal on the eve of the summer olympics. that's not what you want to see just before the games start. >> a bizarre one i never heard about either. the name. plus, a day of reckonning for facebook. we look ahead to the first earnings report as a public company later today with our christine romans. >> interesting. up first, the latest on the aftermath and investigation in aurora, colorado. law enforcement sources say the shooting suspect james holmes mailed a package to the university of colorado campus in aurora which was received on monday and forced the evacuation of a building. it was holmes himself who told police where to find it. cbs news says the package was addressed to a psychologist and contained a letter talking about shooting people along with scribbling showing the gunman shooting victims. we're going to have a full report from aurora in a few minutes. >>> six days after the mssacre in aurora, colorado, gun control is a very hot topic on the campaign trail. he waited five days
, thanks for being with us. >> he is an oscar nominated actor and producer of a new documentary shenandoah. >> i spent time there doing a documentary as well. ryan lizza, the washington correspondent from the new yorker and will cain from the blaze.com. i missed you terribly. >> it's been 12 hours since we've seen each other. >> i get to meet one of my favorite actors, deets from lone some dove. >> are you from texas? >> if you don't like lonesome dove, you're in trouble. >> you might have to switch spots today. >> i was going to say lethal weapon but everybody says that, right? >> our "starting point" this morning, breaking news, hazmat crews are on the scene. a spectacular fire, taking place in ohio. a train was pulling several tankers derailed just before 2:00 this morning. the accident happened in the north end of columbus, which is near ohio state university and the ohio state fairgrounds, the explosion and flames could be seen and felt for miles. everyone within a mile of that scene has been ordered to leave their homes because police believe some of those tankers are hauling sulphur
with planning to bomb the pentagon and u.s. capital. he is going to plead guilty. this is rezwan farduz a u.s. citizen accused of plotting to fly airplanes loaded with explosives into federal buildings in washington. federal prosecutors say ferdaus was radicalized by internet videos and it appears he was working alone. we're told he will plead guilty to 2 of 6 charges and face the possibility of 17 years in prison. >>> another partisan battle over health care set to unfold on the house floor today for the 33rd time. the republican controlled house is going to vote to do away with president obama's signature legislation. the vote comes two weeks after the u.s. supreme court ruled that the law is constitutional. but the political posturing for both sides is now in high gear. >> having now had 30 different debates on this war over repeal of the health care bill. the house republicans have finally hit their boil the bunny moment. enough is enough. today life imitates art. we now have another boss in our midst. i call this boss obama care. repeal obama care. let's get rid of the boss once and for
crucial races. "newsroom" begins right now. >>> good morning. thank you so much for joining us. happy monday to you. i'm carol costello. we begin in poland this morning where just a few minutes ago mitt romney arrived on the third and final leg of his overseas trip. but it's his tough talk on iran that's still getting a lot of attention. romney says no option should be taken off the table to prevent iran from developing a nuclear weapon. >> we must not delude ourselves into thinking containment is an option. we must lead the effort to prevent iran from building and possessing nuclear weapons capability. we should employ any and all measures to dissuade the regime from its nuclear course. and it is our fervent hope that diplomatic and economic measures will do so. in the final analysis of course no option should be excluded. we recognize israel's right to defend itself and that it is right for america to stand with you. >> good morning. what's on the table for romney today? >> reporter: well, he's in poland. he's going to be visiting with the polish prime minister today, but while here
us to talk about his new book that talks about putting a price on tragedy. we have a packed show this morning. talk to florida's lieutenant governor jennifer carol and also minority whip steny hoyer will be our guest and roland martin checking in and ellen burstyn with us. >> welcome, everybody. starting point this morning, fighting words from mitt romney as joe biden prepares to address the naacp convention in houston after romney's rocky reception at the convention and he is now telling the detractors go vote for someone else. it was a tough sell. he was trying to convince african-americans they would be better off with him but when he prom i canned to repeal president obama's health care law the crowd erupted in boos. >> i am going to eliminate every non-essential program i can find, that includes obama care, and i will work to reform and save -- >> romney is getting hammered in the wake of that by the naacp. jim acosta is live in houston this morning. good morning. how did it go? >> well, soledad, whenever you get booed for 15 seconds it is not exactly going well. the romney
were hiking, sure enough, a grizzly comes up with two 2-year-olds. the one comes right at us. the one thing is the key. you do not run from a wild animal. mountain lion -- i'm association bear, black or grizzly. a fox, a wolf, whatever. do not run. young people have to understand this. carry your bear spray. bear spray. some people say mace. it's not, it's pepper spray. a big canister. that's what helped me and saved my you know what, my tail, when this bear came for me. it was a young grizzly trying to prove himself. it's very important, the brothe bear spray. whatever that might be. a grizzly bear can run 100 yards in six seconds. six seconds. a football field. you cannot run -- it's a hard thing to understand, but you have to stand there and make noise. because the minute you turn, that's like a fleeing animal to them. they're not maneaters, a bear and/or a shark, whatever it is. like the shark thing you mentioned. that surf board or tidal board, they were around seals, right? that looks like a big old seal. what would you do if you were a shark? i've had the fortunate experience t
. that adds up to $160 million. fender plans to use the proceeds to pay off debt and to expand overseas. it will be on nasdaq under the symbol fndr, if you're ready to rock. by the way that guy who bought that no castor for $216,000, he could havead 14,000 shares of fender for that money. me, i'd take the guitar myself. thanks for joining us. "a.c. 360" starts right now. >> a florida teen's brush with a deadly wild alligator. another teen attacked by a shark. only one man knows what to do in a situation like that. jungle jack himself jack hanna. when politicians attack. a congresswoman versus a war hero. >> you know what, she's running for congress. >> i think that mr. walsh is being very irresponsible in his words. >> tonight, tammy duckworth fights back at congressman joe wash who accused her of making too much out of her war record. plus, michael phelps, mark spitz. i'll get him to set the record straight, who's the best, spitz or phelps? >> the peak of both your power, who would win? i would like to say selfishly maybe i'd beat him. >> inspiring advice for today's olympians and his
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